Journeys and translation

How do ideas and material things related to architecture change during their journeys and how do these changes affect our environment? By looking at the transfer of knowledge from one place to another and the physical reconfiguration of communities over time, it’s possible to uncover the process of translation that takes place during the global movement of architectural issues.

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Casablanca Chandigarh 2013

Photographs by Yto Barrada and Takashi Homma

We commissioned Yto Barrada Takashi Homma to take these photographs in Casablanca and Chandigarh. They were part of an exhibition and publication project we carried out in 2013 on modern urban planning and architecture in the two cities.